On June 10th, 2017, we had the pleasure of covering Toronto’s only hip-hop festival Manifesto at RBC Echo Beach. Check out our very first vlog below!

Founded in 2007, Manifesto is a non-profit, youth-powered platform designed to put local artists on the map and unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture, year-round. Building careers, fostering community connections and fuelling civic pride – all while contributing to the vitality of the city we love.

The nine bands on the festival bill were: The Sorority, Derin Falana, Matthew Progress, Tika Simone, Sean Leon, Jidenna, Isaiah Rashad, The Internet, and Majid Jordan. All except three acts were from Toronto, and we were more than ready to support a diverse local music scene in this city!